Champions League / Valencia vs Ajax Amsterdam – In the first round both teams won with a clean sheet and match between Valencia and Ajax is rightly declared as the decisive one in the Group H. Valencia had a more difficult task and it won Chelsea in London, while Ajax defeated Lille in front of its fans. Ajax is doing much better in the national championship as it occupies the first place in the Dutch Eredivisie, while Valencia is positioned around middle of La Liga table. The two teams drew 1-1 at the Mestalla 11 years ago.
Game Valencia vs Ajax Amsterdam begins 02.10.2019 at 21:00 CET
The Champions League When couldn't start better for Valencia. They have won the group's first favourite Chelsea away 1-0 and this is a really big step towards the round of 16. They have far more problems in La Liga where they struggle to win although they have won two matches so far. They won the second one in Bilbao on last Saturday where they defeated Athletic by the same result like they won Chelsea in London, 1-0. They triumphed after tying the result two times, meaning they haven’t been defeated for a long time. Problems with injuries are becoming more and more serious and Soler, Piccini, Gaya and Gameiro are on the injured list, while Garay is questionable for this match.
Probable lineups Valencia: Cillessen – Wass, G. Paulista, Diakhaby, J. Costa – Coquelin, Parejo, Kondogbia, Guedes – Maxi Gomez, Rodrigo
Ajax is still undefeated this season and by that it is clear that they should be more than satisfied with their results made so far. They started the Champions League with a sound victory over Lille in the first round when they won by 3-0 at home. It shouldn’t be forgotten that Ajax had to go through the qualifiers where it played two rounds and also didn’t lose, just like in eight Eredivisie rounds. Besides six wins they drew two times, one of which with their biggest rival PSV in Eindhoven. They have no problems with injuries and the strongest team can play at the Mestalla.
Probable lineups Ajax: Onana – Dest, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico – van de Beek, Martinez – Ziyech, Promes, Neres – Tadic
Betting Pick: Valencia vs Ajax
Both teams have three points and can play a bit more relaxedly. That could bring a more open tactic on both sides, meaning there should be goals. Ajay anyway plays to score a goal more than its opponent and Valencia could easily accept the challenge.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.72 at bet365 (down to 1.62 can be played)
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